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Art and Outrage

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:02
New books that circumvent established norms and smash accepted verities to smithereens.
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Critic's Take: Art of Darkness

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:45
Must the revolutionary artist ignore the basic laws of decency that govern our world in order to transform that world?
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‘The Immortal Evening,’ by Stanley Plumly

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:44
Keats, Wordsworth and Lamb attend a famous dinner party.
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‘The Poet and the Vampyre,’ by Andrew McConnell Stott

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:44
An 1816 “ghost story” contest had lasting literary consequences.
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Jean Thompson’s ‘The Witch: And Other Tales Re-told’

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:43
Folk and fairy tales are loosely reimagined and rendered with scrupulous realism.
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‘Ghosts: A Natural History,’ by Roger Clarke

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:43
A 500-year history of apparitions, poltergeists, séances and our longing to believe in the paranormal.
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Edward St. Aubyn’s ‘On the Edge’

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:43
In Edward St. Aubyn’s novel, a large cast of seekers cross paths at Esalen.
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Letters: Women and Power

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:26
Readers respond to a recent special issue, a story by Hilary Mantel and more.
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The Shortlist: Chuck Palahniuk's 'Beautiful You,' and More

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:25
New books by Chuck Palahniuk, Merritt Tierce, David Ohle and Fred Venturini.
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Open Book: Spooky Suggestions

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:11
Four reviewers share their memories of reading creepy books.
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Horror Novels: Reviews of Anne Rice's 'Prince Lestat,' and More

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:09
Reviews of Anne Rice’s “Prince Lestat” and several novels about middle-class domestic anxiety.
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Nordic Noir: New Books by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and More

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:08
New mysteries by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and more.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy: Robert Jackson Bennett’s 'City of Stairs,' and More

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:07
New books by Robert Jackson Bennett, Peyton Marshall and more.
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Thrillers: Tawni O’Dell’s 'One of Us,' and More

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:07
Reviews of new thrillers, including Tawni O’Dell’s “One of Us,” Sergey Kuznetsov’s “Butterfly Skin” and more.
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Inside the List

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:06
Richard Flanagan’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” No. 10 in hardcover fiction, is the ninth consecutive winner of the Man Booker Prize to make our list.
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Lucy Worsley’s ‘Art of the English Murder’

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:04
Lucy Worsley examines the creation of British crime fiction and the growing fascination with foul play.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 08:59
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 08:57
Paperback books of particular interest.
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ArtsBeat: Lily King, Roz Chast and Kate Samworth Win Kirkus Prizes

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:31
The prizes, which each come with a $50,000 award, were handed out for the first time.






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‘A Brief History of Seven Killings,’ by Marlon James

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:47
Marlon James’s novel examines complicated politics and the growth of gang violence in Jamaica.
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